Susan May Warren’s new novel, “Wild Montana Skies,” is a tale of faith, secrets, trust and second chances.
Army chopper pilot Kacey Fairing is home in Mercy Falls, Montana, recovering physically and mentally from a helicopter crash. She’s now working with the PEAK Search and Rescue team while she contemplates her future plans.
Her high school crush Benjamin King, now a country star, is home caring for his father Chet, who was also coincidentally injured in a copter crash. Not only does Kacey have to struggle with her still-there feelings toward Ben, but she has a major secret she has kept from him since he left town 13 years ago. And Ben must struggle through his feelings of guilt and abandonment.
As Kacey and Ben are continually brought together through search and rescue missions, they must work through their feelings toward each other, and work past the 13-year-old secret.
Even though “Wild Montana Skies” is a romance, the story is full of suspenseful moments — a town dealing with major flooding issues; several rescue missions, including a missing youth group; and the 3-year-old case of PEAK founder Ian Shaw’s missing niece. And the end is extremely explosive and powerful!
Warren always fills her novels with great characters and great storylines, but she also fills them with amazing gems! “Wild Montana Skies” teaches us about second chances, forgiveness, trust, strength and protection. With Psalm 23 running predominately throughout it, the book deals with the concept of “deserving” God’s love, that God is the master of happy endings, and having faith is the bravest thing we can do.
As Chet reminds Ben, “Listen, sometimes you just gotta have faith. See that it can work out for good. There are second chances. Even grace, son, if you’ll open your eyes to see it. To let it in.”
Five stars out of five.
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, provided this complimentary copy for my honest, unbiased review.
“Wild Montana Skies” (Montana Rescue series, #1) by Susan May Warren